New Features in Finale

For details on specific interface changes added in the most recent version of Finale, see Finale Interface Changes. For a list of fixed defects, refer to the Read Me document that was installed with your version of Finale or Fixes in Finale.

What's New in Finale version 26.2

ARIA Player

  • v1.959. The ARIA Player has been updated to v1.959 in the full Finale installer. Note: The new ARIA version may cause older versions of Finale to display an incompatibility message. Users can find the ARIA Player v1.959 installer in the MakeMusic Download Library.

Document Options

  • Cleanup. Architectural cleanup efforts have been made to the Document Options.
  • FinaleScript. FinaleScript's import options commands now import all associated options.
  • Guides. Guides are now included when saving a Document Options library.


  • Security. Finale executables and installers have been updated and modernized to comply with current OSes and security practices.

Patterson Beams Plug-in

  • Grace notes and resized notes. The Patterson Beams Plug-in has been updated to affect grace notes and resized notes. Stem lengths and beam angles look like they would at full size, but without trying to avoid wedges with the staff lines.

Previous versions

For the following feature lists, items that have changed as of the current version of Finale are marked with an *.

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